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Mr. Blabbermouth!


Published 1942


1942 was quite a year for documentaries. This is a list of the nominees for the Best Documentary Academy Award 1943 (from IMDB):


WINNERS
The Battle of Midway: (U.S. Navy)
Kokoda Front Line!: (Australian News and Information Bureau)
Moscow Strikes Back: (Artkino)
Prelude to War: (U.S. Army Special Services)

NOMINEES
Africa, Prelude to Victory: (March of Time)
Combat Report: (U.S. Army Signal Corps)
RKO Victory Special No. 34-201: Conquer by the Clock: Frederic Ullman Jr.
The Grain That Built a Hemisphere: Walt Disney
Henry Browne, Farmer: (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
High Over the Borders: (National Film Board of Canada)
High Stakes in the East: (Netherlands Information Bureau)
Inside Fighting China: (National Film Board of Canada)
It's Everybody's War: (Office of War Information)
Listen to Britain: (British Ministry of Information)
Little Belgium: (Belgian Ministry of Information)
Little Isles of Freedom: Victor Stoloff, Edgar Loew
Mr. Blabbermouth!: (Office of War Information)
Mister Gardenia Jones: (Office of War Information)
The New Spirit: Walt Disney
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-3: The Price of Victory: (Office of War Information)
A Ship Is Born: (U.S. Merchant Marine)
Twenty-One Miles: (British Ministry of Information)
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-2: We Refuse to Die: William C. Thomas
The White Eagle: (Cocanen Films)
Winning Your Wings: (U.S. Army Air Force)

Many of these are on Archive.org. Anyway, this "Loose lips sink ships"-themed dramatized short is based on a Los Angeles Daily News newspaper editorial by Manchester Boddy. MGM created this film for the Office of War Information and as you can see it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.


Run time 19 minutes 20 seconds
Producer United States. Office of War Information
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White
Language English

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